Children’s Hospice Support

Market Rasen Rotarians, led and organised by Rotarian Dianne Tuckett, were grateful for the kindness of Tesco in Market Rasen, allowing Rotarians to collect at their store, just prior to Christmas, 2023. Equally, Rotarians were grateful for the generosity of shoppers at the store, who contributed a massive £586.77.

Rotarian Dianne, chair of the community Service team at Rasen Rotary, then organised a hand over of the collected sum to the fund raiser, Tina Doyley, at the Hospice who gratefully received the cheque on behalf of Andy’s, the children’s section of the Hospice.

The cheque was presented by Rotarian David Mason on April 4th.

Tina Doyley from Andy’s with Market Rasen Rotarian David Mason

Andy’s is open to all appropriately needy children from across greater Lincolnshire, and so very appropriate as a receiver of support from Market Rasen Rotarians. Hospices depend largely on donations for their existence and their operation.

Thanks to all, Market Rasen Rotary.

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Tools with a new life?

Will it, won’t it? —-Were the words being passed around Market Rasen Rotarians today as they tried to fit all their collected items for TWAM into the van sent to collect our goods.

TWAM, Tools with a Mission, are taking all the loaded goods to their premises in Rugby, where the load will be sorted, cleaned where necessary, sharpened, checked for safety if electrical goods etc.

Once ready for use again, the items will be packed into tradesperson’s packs ready for dispatch to various locations in several African countries. There is an ambition that 20 x 40 foot containers of tradesmen’s packs will be sent to Africa by TWAM this year, enabling hundreds of individuals and groups to start their own businesses, using the tools , equipment and supplies provided by the generosity of people in the UK.

This consignment, from Market Rasen Rotary, included as usual, many sewing machines as always, but thanks to the generosity of several sewing shops, seamstresses and sewing groups in the area, a tremendous amount of cloth, haberdashery, wool, threads etc was included. We always welcome more donations.

Until we announce the next on site collection in the press and on facebook, please contact or phone 07802279728.

What do we need? Knitting and sewing machines; Haberdashery, cloth, cottons, wool; Working Computers, Builders and Ground worker’s tools; Plumbers, Carpentry, Electricians, Mechanics, and Agricultural tools. Also screws, nuts/bolts/nails. Also gardening equipment (but not mowers).We also need working mechanical/electrical tools for all purposes.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Supporting Ukraine with Power !

Market Rasen Rotary is raising money as part of a national Rotary project to send generators to Ukraine. Over £126,000 has already been raised, plus £5,000 by Market Rasen.

Back in October, Market Rasen Rotary produced, with the help of Ukrainian mothers and daughters, who are living locally to us a 16 minute Video to appeal for donations to their Generator purchase appeal. Following the completion of the video, they hosted a Ukrainian lunch to which some 12 Ukrainian guests came along to see the launch of the appeal (pictures below).

Since the start of the appeal £5,000 raised by Market Rasen has been forwarded to the Marlow Thames Rotary, who have passed it on to Tony Preston of the RC of Ukraine Unity. Tony purchases equipment, packs the purchases in donated vehicles, (4wd and ambulances) which he delivers in convoy to the RC of Lviv, who distribute the goods and the vehicles within Ukraine. He is taking these convoys with donations from Rotary Clubs from around the world approximately every month.

In order to continue this fantastic effort Market Rasen are calling on other Rotary Clubs, Rotarians and businesses to assist with this well organised project.

Any donations can be made via

Photos from the appeal launch lunch:

Posted in: International, Market Rasen, Ukraine

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Get Climate Clever!

We are delighted to announce our partnership with the amazing Kids Against Plastic who would love you to be

Climate Clever!

KAP have lots of helpful information to help step you through becoming Climate Clever and helping schools in your area to be Climate Clever, too! Please visit this link to sign up your Rotary team!

16 of our district’s clubs are already members!

Tap/click the map above to see their details on the Climate Clever website.

So, what’s it all about?

Watch Amy and Ella introducing “Be Climate Clever” for Rotary in our district!

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New source of free images

The Centre for Aging Better has launched an image library. Photos in the library, which depict older people in non-stereotypical ways, are available to download for free.

They say;

We’ve created the first free library showing positive and realistic images of over 50s in a bid to challenge negative and stereotypical views of older age. The photos show a more realistic depiction of ageing – to help tackle ageism and challenge the idea that all older people are frail and vulnerable. The library, which contains over 3,000 images and is regularly updated, offers journalists, organisations and individuals a wide selection of images.

Photos in the library are free for use across your presentations and websites, and they cover themes related to ageing such as health, homes and employment. You can access a preview of our image library below. You can also download our simple guide to using the image library and guidance around commissioning age-positive images.

Middle aged man relaxing outdoors

The library is available at


Another good source of free images is but be careful on this site, the library of free images is interspersed with paid-for images from iStock photo

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Follow Rotary Business Partnerships on LinkedIn!

We would love you to connect with our Rotary Business Partnership team on LinkedIn! We will be posting our district’s projects there and working with East Midlands Chamber and other local businesses to connect business and community. That’s what we are all about!

If LinkedIn is not your bag, please click here to find all the ways you can connect with the team and how to get in touch with your project ideas.

We look forward to working with you!

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Welcome to new DG Richard Vergette!

A BIG #Rotary District 1220 welcome to new DG Richard Vergette from Epworth and Isle of Axholme Rotary!

Welcome also to everyone across the district stepping into their new roles, and to those continuing their roles from last year!

An exciting year ahead – we all look forward to working together to build onwards and upwards!

What exciting projects do you have planned during Richard’s year? Let us know here by connecting with us on social media and posting a comment or your event link! Find your favourite way to connect with us here on LinkTree.

Posted in: DGNews, Epworth & Isle of Axholme

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Thank you, Martyn Bye – Super Double DG!

Let’s take a moment to acknowledge the stellar effort put forward by our retiring DOUBLE DG, Martyn Bye from Carlton Rotary who this evening passes on the DG baton to Richard Vergette after two whole years of steering the #Rotary District 1220 ship!

Do you have a special memory from Martyn’s time as DG? Did you work with him on a #charity project? Please mention it in the comments below! Post a photo or video!

Martyn – your selfless and forward-thinking projects are greatly valued and shall leave their mark on 1220! Thank you to Martyn and Susan Bye for all your dedication and hard work. Enjoy your rest!

And a special mention, too, for all those who have come to the end of their role as president, secretary, AG, and many other important contributions to the Rotary Wheel! A BIG Thank you! We look forward to working with everyone in 2023-2024.

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